1 (Anatomy) of, relating to, or resembling an alveolus
2 denoting the part of the jawbone containing the roots of the teeth
3 (of a consonant) articulated with the tongue in contact with the projecting part of the jawbone immediately behind the upper teeth
4 an alveolar consonant, such as the speech sounds written t, d, and s in English
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